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Seth Rollins addresses Jim Cornette’s comments about Becky Lynch

Seth Rollins

  • The Truth Hurts

    There’s a lot of pathetic people on this site. Lots of people here live in a fantasy world and hate the truth

  • Truth teller 1995

    Just get a life. You sound pathetic.

  • Truth teller 1995

    You just sound like a delusional Cornette blowboy.

  • Truth teller 1995

    He has outdated opinions, that is why he is a dinosaur.

  • Rinn13

    I’m pretty there hasn’t been a single time that I said “Jim Cornette is good at business”, as in RUNNING a business, or the financial side of things. Though for what it’s worth, most people seem to regard the period he ran ROH as a high time for the company. It has dropped off a cliff since he left. I don’t care either way, as I’ve never been an ROH fan, but it’s worth pointing out.

    I said that Corny had a good MIND for, as people on the inside call it, “The Business”. He understands it, he gets the psychology of it, he knows (generally) what makes good bookings and good feuds. He may be stuck in his old school ways, but he often knows what he’s talking about, even IF some of his opinions (that he’s allowed to have) are off base in my opinion.

  • Rinn13

    Yeah dude. Because comparing apples and oranges is totally legit.

    If you ACTUALLY believe that Vince Russo ever, at any point in his time in wrestling, had the slightest bit of respect, let alone actual knowledge of the business, I don’t know what to tell you. It is WELL documented, by more people than I care to rattle off, that Russo was an ego, and an idiot, who very publicly didn’t care about WRESTLING, he cared about the Jerry Springer type of trash tv that he thought would get “ratings”. That was all he cared about, and McMahon wanted those ratings, so he put him in a position to do it. Russo literally said on one of those recent “Dark Side of the Ring” episodes, that he would sit around watching Jerry Spring WHILE “writing” WWF shows.

    I’m sure the “Hypocrisy be thy name” thing sounded clever when you typed it though.

  • Keith Learmonth

    If Jim’s so good at business, how come he’s not running a company that’s competing with Vince? Or even one that can compete with RoH or Impact?

  • Keith Learmonth

    “Encyclopedic knowledge” doesn’t count for much when your edition of the encyclopedia is from 1985. Things change. Times change. Jim Cornette was already being criticised for being outdated in the 90’s when he was running SMW. The wrestling industry has gone through at least two significant evolutionary periods in the time since then, and he’s still stuck in his views from that time.

    Maybe calling him a dinosaur is a little bit derogatory, but it’s no more derogatory than his own views towards a woman’s right to start a family regardless of how famous she is, either… so to call it disrespectful is to admit that Cornette himself is just as bad, if not worse.

  • Keith Learmonth

    Seth’s made some… downright idiotic comments online in the past… but this is one time he’s 100% in the right.
    If Cornette had left it at “They should’ve done the segment differently”, it would be one thing, but he had to go off on some tangent about how pregnant women are just raging b****es, and just make things for men to worry about at home.

  • CC

    You said in another post that its insulting to call him a dinosaur, then you say Russo (who has worked in the business for decades, and you havent) has no knowledge of the business. Hypocrisy be thy name.

  • CC

    He is a dinosaur because his opinions are outdated. Racist comments and mysogyny is only part of his outdated views. It does not matter how long he has been in the business if his head is still stuck in the past. He actually makes Vince look progressive.

  • Nope I agree with CC I couldn’t give a f*ck about his so called legacy when all he’s doing is just personally attacking people. There was no reason behind it she never said anything personal about the man and that’s what’s come out his mouth? So no f*ck his legacy and “opinions” and f*ck Jim Cornette

  • Rinn13

    I don’t agree that he just keeps saying things to keep himself relevant. Unlike Russo, who has never had any real knowledge or understanding (nor has he wanted to) of the business, Jim DOES understand it, even if he is decidedly stuck in his “old school” mentality.

    The fact is, he has a podcast (which I don’t listen to, but still), and a twitter account, which dumb sites like this love to quote, because he’s very unfiltered and blunt, and often says things that rile some people up. It’s sites like this, that give him that “free publicity” by continually quoting things he says for “news”. In this case, yes it’s more public, because Rollins responded. But in most cases, it’s not really any different from any other opinions he expresses on his show.

  • Rinn13

    I look at it like this. Did he NEED to say it like that? No. But that’s Corny.Was he crass, possibly offensive? Sure. And absolutely, even though I think as a person he’s a massive tool, Rollins has every right to be defensive when it’s his wife the man’s talking about.

    HOWEVER, that doesn’t mean he’s outright wrong. He DOES have a point. And that goes for basically any woman in an athletic field. There isn’t anything “sexist” or “misogynist” about pointing out facts of biological science. Having a baby is hard on a woman’s body, even just once, period. It can, and has, had a detrimental affect on women athletes, having a baby and then trying to come back. That doesn’t go for EVERY woman, just like most things.

    But it is a pretty general, common sense fact. Being pregnant, giving birth, it is hard on a woman’s body, flat out. And Jim’s MAIN point, which is also pretty basic common sense, is that she’s still fairly young, has many years ahead of her before menopause where she can become a mother. Right now, she is “on top of the world”, and arguably the highest paid woman wrestler in the world, for better or worse. I’ve never been a fan of hers, personally, but he’s absolutely right. Her window to be on top like that, and be a “million dollar a year star”, is limited, just as it is for most wrestlers. She could have seriously waited, and rode out her popularity while she’s still “hot” (as in being pushed, over with fans, etc.)

    Case in point: Awesome Kong, aka “Karma”, came into WWE with a TON of hype, and she was going to be the “Diva Destroyer”, and wreck all of those (especially at the time) “fake diva search” types. I was personally excited for her debut, knowing her work from TNA etc. And then she got pregnant (OOPS) at the worst time, which basically killed not just her BIG impending debut, but her WWE career period. She was, sorry to say, from a pragmatic WRESTLING BUSINESS point of view, very careless and even dumb, to get pregnant when she did. It was the worst timing ever. She could have had a huge run, and been a big deal (if WWE actually treated her as such), and had a baby later. But instead, what happened, happened.

    I’m not railing Becky for choosing to get pregnant now, if it was a choice and not an “accident”. If she wants to have a baby now, good for her. I’m just saying, from the perspective of the BUSINESS part of wrestling, Jim has at least somewhat of a point.

  • Rinn13

    Why not? He knows more about the business than most people. He’s been around it for decades, and is a massive wrestling nerd with encyclopedic type knowledge of it’s history, which most don’t have. He is a valuable asset, at least insofar as that part is concerned.

    I don’t agree with everything Corny has to say, and I don’t have to. Especially when it comes to his silly viewpoints on what he calls “cosplay wrestlers”, IE masked/painted, outlandish characters, such as that found in Chikara or Lucha Underground, that I personally happen to love. I think he’s wrong on that, but he’s also allowed his opinion.

    Was him saying this crass and maybe pointless? Sure. But it’s also his opinion. It’s just as ignorant and disrespectful to call someone like Jim a “dinosaur”, as it is for him to call someone like Orange Cassidy or Chuck Taylor or Marko Stunt “cosplay wrestlers”, and act like they don’t belong in the business. Plenty of people should care about what he has to say, and SOME things in the wrestling business, because he has a lot of knowledge, and many times, he’s right. But nobody is obligated to agree with EVERYTHING he has to say, or anyone else for that matter. That’s how opinions work.

  • Omar

    For first time in months, probably years, I completely agree with a public statement made by Seth Rollins. However it would have been best to just ignore Jim Cornette. Like Russo, he just keeps saying dumb things for free publicity and keep himself relevant.

  • CC

    In this modern day, nobody should care what a dinosaur like Cornette has to say.